Toronto Fringe: Peeling back the layers in the funny, frank, insightful feminist excavation Operation SUNshine

Jennifer McKinley takes us on an unusual reclamation project in her father’s basement bathroom in her one-woman show Operation SUNshine, directed by Clara McBride and running at St. Vladimir Theatre for Toronto Fringe. Tasked with preparing her father’s home for sale, McKinley tackles the most complex—and unusual—part of the cleaning and purging process: the basementContinue reading “Toronto Fringe: Peeling back the layers in the funny, frank, insightful feminist excavation Operation SUNshine”

Toronto Fringe: Bawdy, silly good times with Macbeth in the wacky fun Weirder Thou Art

Bouffon meets Shakespeare in Physically Speaking’s production of Weirder Thou Art, written and directed by Ardyth Johnson, and running at St. Vladimir Theatre  for Toronto Fringe. The three witches from Macbeth—The Virgin (played with a fierce feminist energy by Ronak Singh), The Matron (Stephen Flett in the delightfully bombastic and know-it-all role) and The CroneContinue reading “Toronto Fringe: Bawdy, silly good times with Macbeth in the wacky fun Weirder Thou Art”

Toronto Fringe: Zoey and Jake, now and then, in the lovely, playful & moving nostalgic journey False Start

Green Box Theatre Company plays with time and space to reveal the evolution of a relationship in its Toronto Fringe production of Nicole Hrgetic’s False Start, directed by Mani Eustis and currently running at St. Vladimir Theatre. Zoey (Elizabeth Adams) and Jake (Dylan Evans) meet in high school when Jake is in desperate need ofContinue reading “Toronto Fringe: Zoey and Jake, now and then, in the lovely, playful & moving nostalgic journey False Start”

Last call for Ale House Theatre Co.’s Twelfe Night, or what you will – one night only Thurs, July 16

Did you miss seeing Ale House Theatre Co.’s Original Practices production of William Shakespeare’s Twelfe Night, or what you will during Toronto Fringe? Fear not, gentle theatre lovers! The company is doing one more, very special, performance at St. Vladimir Theatre on Thursday, July 16 at 8:00 p.m. What’s so special about this performance, youContinue reading “Last call for Ale House Theatre Co.’s Twelfe Night, or what you will – one night only Thurs, July 16”

Toronto Fringe: A most delightful production of Twelfe Night, or what you will from Ale House Theatre Co.

Finally got to see Ale House Theatre Co. do Shakespeare yesterday. They’re running an Original Practices version of Twelfe Night, or what you will, directed by Joshua Stodart, at St. Vladimir’s Theatre during Toronto Fringe. An Original Practices production uses the stage conventions and tech that were known to be used in Shakespeare’s time –Continue reading “Toronto Fringe: A most delightful production of Twelfe Night, or what you will from Ale House Theatre Co.”

Toronto Fringe: A journey to home in one-woman show The Art of Traditional Head-tying

Saw another moving and entertaining one-person show yesterday: The Art of Traditional Head-tying. Written by Kanika Ambrose (who Alumnae Theatre folks and fans will recognize from After Mrs. Rochester) and directed by Virgilia Griffith, the solo show is running at St. Vladimir’s Theatre as part of Toronto Fringe. Ambrose takes her character Rosie – andContinue reading “Toronto Fringe: A journey to home in one-woman show The Art of Traditional Head-tying”

Toronto Fringe: Furtive desires emerge in Karenin’s Anna

Karenin’s Anna is playwright Michael Ross Albert’s modern-day adaptation of Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina, directed by Luke Marty and currently running in the Toronto Fringe at St. Vladimir’s Theatre. In this two-hander version, Anna (Caitlin Robson) is a Brooklyn girl who has just married Sergei Karenin (Daniel Pagett), the cousin of a friend, so he canContinue reading “Toronto Fringe: Furtive desires emerge in Karenin’s Anna”